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Art by the Creek in Federal

Bedrooms 1
Property type hotel
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Art by the Creek self-contained studio accommodation welcomes you to share our lifestyle.

Separate and private, nestled within a ten acre property fronting onto Kings Hole, Coopers Creek, this loft-style, open plan artist's studio is bright, light and airy with two verandahs to enjoy the ambience within a garden setting.

Although Art by the Creek is set up as a Bed and Breakfast - we supply a breakfast basket upon arrival - this studio/apartment is self-catering with mini-oven/cooktop; stainless steel electric frypan; pots and frypan, with your own bbq on the separate deck, if you wish to stay with us longer and be self-sufficient.

Recently renovated and extremely arty, we have designed this space with you in mind: enjoy a relaxing, time-out and as-natural-as-can-be experience limited only by your own desires.

Rainforest and native trees abound with wildlife including koalas, goannas, echidnas, wallabies, bush turkeys, black cockatoos, platypus, fish in the creek and any number of flittering, twittering and skittering creatures!

You can take a short walk to the creek through ambient, rain-forest gardens and enjoy a swim in a totally private, natural setting: sit on a warm rock or take photos for your own painting experience later on.... all possible without getting in your car! We have it all right here, at your feet.

However, if you do want to get in your car and take a look around this gorgeous area, there is no shortage of places to see. Five minutes down the road is the Domo Japanese Cafe, near the Federal Store, and is open for breakfast and lunch every day with world-class authentic sushi, best burgers and so much more! Note: Doma Cafe is only open during the daytime. Federal Store is open all day, with fine local produce, bottle shop with a good selection of wines etc and other supplies (local and organic produce) to tantalize your tastebuds. Also a Post Office with tourist information, magazines, cards and local maps. Pop-up restaurants at the Federal Hall, or The Smokehouse pop-up on Friday and Saturday nights in the old Pogels Wood restaurant. A new coffee shop has also opened, boasting the best of the best....

There is always something going on in Federal - perhaps time your stay to coincide with the monthly film night? Or live band/fund-raiser. Or dance. Or theatrical event?

Drive fifteen minutes to Bangalow along country roads and discover how many world-class restaurants are waiting to receive and feed you. A few more minutes further down the road and you will be surfing at Wategos Beach or Belongil, or Tallows, or Broken Head......

Rainforest walks/Waterfall walks at Minyon Falls are but a short drive, as are Rocky Creek Dam and a little further again - into the Nightcap Ranges, Terania Creek (Protestor's Falls) and on to Nimbin.

Maybe you want to arrange your stay to coincide with one of the many happenings in our area? Mullum Music Festival (highly recommended, around November); Byron Blues Festival (Easter long weekend); Falls Festival (January); Splendour in the Grass (July), Byron Writers Festival (August), Nimbin Mardi Grass, Boomerang Festival, Byron Surf Festival of Arts, Byron Film Festival, Starlight Festival, Tropical Fruits.... so many festivals, not enough days!

Live theatre (check out NORPA's website for current offerings - be it a dance performance, world music, comedy festivals, cutting edge theatre) within a 30 minute drive to either Lismore or Byron Bay.

Byron Hinterland gives you the quiet relaxation of the rainforest with the opportunity to still enjoy all Byron has to offer (kayaking, diving, ballooning, parachute jumps, hang-gliding and all things in the extreme......)

For a holiday with a difference, come and visit us and see what Art by the Creek has to offer - we love it here and we're sure you will, too......

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Calendar last updated:
17 October, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday hotel rental in Federal, Australia

Property Type:
  • hotel
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • forests


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(3 traveller reviews)

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Art by the Creek in Federal
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews

Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

Great place out the back byron. Highly recommend. Excellent fresh bread on arrival.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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A Delightful Stay

  • 5 of 5

We so enjoyed our 8 night stay.The cottage was so clean and welcoming.Many nights were spent outside on the verandah having a barbecue, playing our music and enjoying the ambience of this delightful place. Peter and Marika gave us the privacy we needed, but when we inquired about the area Peter gave us helpful info and was a delightful and informative host. We so enjoyed our drinks and nibbles with you both before we left, Marika you should write a book, you were funny, have lived an amazing life,and kept us laughing with your stories. I thoroughly recommend this property if you are looking for somewhere peaceful to recuperate, a private place to swim, the creek was delightful, and privacy, this place certainly covers it all. Thanks again Peter and Marika, we had a wonderful time, and you were gracious hosts.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

Love the Nature&birds

  • 4 of 5


  • Review Submitted: Oct 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Stayz
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Other Activities:

Private creek frontage


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday hotel in Federal, Australia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Australian Dollar
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly Event
Nature Lover B&B
18 Apr 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
High Time
21 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
Nature Lover B&B
8 Jan 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
High Time
21 Dec 2018 - 7 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay


  • For this property:
    ‘Weekend Night’ refers to Friday night and/or Saturday night (per night)
    The ‘Nightly’ rate refers to Sunday night through to Thursday night (per night average)
    The ‘Weekly’ rate is for a full 7 day week
    Rates listed based on 2 guests. Property has 3 beds and can sleep a maximum 4 guests

    Mandatory Costs
    Bond Deposit: $250 per stay

    Optional Costs
    Art Workshops: $275 per person

    * Ask the owner to arrange these

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